Motorbike Accidents Questions

 

Can I claim if my accident was caused by an object being left on the road?

There is nothing quite like the feeling of riding your motorbike on a long road with little traffic around you to worry about. Of course you should always take due care and attention, but sometimes an accident can occur even when you are properly focused on the road ahead.
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Can I claim for injuries even if there was no collision with my motorbike?

You need to be very aware of the road when you ride a motorbike. Some road users don’t pay much attention to motorcyclists – or at least it can seem that way sometimes.
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I crashed my motorbike on black ice, will I be able to claim compensation?

Black ice is one of the most dangerous and treacherous road conditions to handle during the colder months of the year. While you can sometimes see icy patches on the roads, you have no way of knowing black ice is there until your wheels hit it and you find yourself sliding all over the place.
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A relative has died in a motorbike accident, can I claim compensation?

Normally when you think about compensation claims for road accidents, you assume the victim of the accident will be the one making a claim. However, there are cases where the relatives of those affected can make a claim.
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I received head injuries caused by a faulty helmet, who should I claim against?

There’s simply no escaping the fact that riding a motorbike is more dangerous than driving a car. Firstly, you’re far more likely to be involved in an accident in the first place. To some degree this is simple common sense, but the official statistics back it up – you’re more likely to be involved in an accident if you’re on a motorbike than you are in a car and, if an accident does occur you’re 40 times more likely to be fatally injured.
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The other driver is saying I was at fault – can I still make a claim?

Occasionally, a road traffic accident will take place in which it is immediately apparent who was to blame. If you’re the innocent party in an accident of this kind, then you’ll be in an excellent position to make a claim for compensation. Often, straightforward claims of this kind are settled quickly and without recourse to court action, provided your personal injury lawyer can agree a fair amount of compensation.
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What should I do immediately following a motorbike accident?

If you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident which wasn’t your fault then you may well be in a position to make a claim for compensation. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another road user, then it’s only fair that someone else should have to foot the bill for any expenses arising from this injury, as well as paying an amount to compensate you for the pain, distress and detrimental effect upon your social and working life.
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As a person riding a motorbike, am I more likely to be involved in an accident?

When pondering a question such as the relative safety of various modes of transport, it’s tempting to fall back on personal experience and anecdote and in the case of using a motorbike both of these will tend to indicate that it is in fact more dangerous than driving a car. If you want to establish the objective truth, however, it’s vital to dig a little deeper and unearth some verified facts and figures. The perhaps surprising thing is that if you do this you’ll find that anecdote, personal experience and assumption are, in this case at least, perfectly correct.
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I was injured on my bike by a pothole, what happens?

Hitting a pothole in your car can result in damage to your vehicle. However, for cyclists and motorbike riders, potholes can result in quite severe injury. Potholes are caused by the degradation of the road, and the number of them usually increases during the winter, as the cold weather can break up the road surface. While it may seem as if an injury caused by hitting a pothole is nobody’s fault, this is not always the case, as local authorities have a responsibility to ensure that the roads are safe.
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Will I be able to make a motorbike accident claim on a no win no fee basis?

The Citizens Advice Bureau, on their website, offer a basic summation of the circumstances under which it is possible to make a claim for compensation on a no win no fee basis. The no win no fee system means that seeking compensation is something which can be decided upon on the basis of circumstance, rather than whether you can afford it. In the past, if you were knocked off your motorbike by a motorist driving recklessly then you might have hesitated to claim compensation dues to concerns over how much it would cost. Not only would you have to pay your personal injury solicitor out of any compensation you received, but you were also running the risk of losing the case and thus being saddled with a huge bill for the other side’s expenses.
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